ABOUT THE ARTIST
FLORENCIA CLEMENT DE GRANDPREY
Born and raised in southern Spain, Florencia is the daughter of an American mother and a French/Italian father, living and working in Fort Lauderdale, FL, since 2004.
Florencia is a self-taught mixed media figurative artist, whose mission is to empower and inspire through positive and meaningful artwork. Her artistic adventure began in late 2014, when she quit her full time job in interior design to pursue her real passion: painting.
In the absence of any formal training, Florencia has developed a style without rules, which gives her great freedom. She combines her love of the classic masters with contemporary design flair to produce mixed media paintings.
Initially, Florencia painted on canvas and incorporated up-cycled and repurposed materials such as discontinued fabric and paper samples, to create backgrounds and “dress” her subjects. Three years into her adventure, she discovered she could paint directly on upholstery fabric and area rugs and fell in love with the effect she’s able to achieve in this new medium. The patterns become intertwined with the image and add yet another dimension to it. To her, the layers are a metaphor for us to look deeper than what meets the eye.
During the pandemic, Florencia started a series entitled “Guardians of Sacred Space” composed of her largest pieces yet, ranging between 6’x4’ and 10’x8’, painted on area rugs. They are powerful portraits that command attention and infuse a sense of protection and calm to the space they are in. This series won the “Artista Latina Award” in the prestigious international contest ArtPrize 2021.
In 2022 she worked on a series entitled "In My Eyes", painted on vintage Persian area rugs, exploring life as a keen observer of what surrounds us while also looking into who we are as part of the whole. This series won two top prizes in the ArtPrize 2022 international contest: 2-D Public’s Choice Award as well as the Artista Latina Award
At the heart of Florencia’s artwork is her desire to portray strong and confident, soul aligned men and women. She wants to celebrate who we are and everything that makes us unique, perfectly imperfect beings, by bringing out our strengths and our beauty; as a reminder of who we really are and to say “I see you and honor you”. Florencia portrays a variety of ethnicities as it is important to her that everyone feels represented in her artwork as a mirror of society.
Florencia welcomes commissioned artwork and loves working with her clients to create unique pieces that perfectly fit their heart, space and décor...
E-mail: ArtbyFlorencia@gmail.com Cell/WhatsApp: +1 (954) 446-4126